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The Jets are a white gang led by Riff (Mike Faist) stopping for administration with the Puerto Rican Sharks led by Bernardo (David Alvarez). Riff’s greatest pal, Tony (Ansel Elgort), is solely as soon as more from jail.
When yet one more battle between the Jets and Sharks is damaged up by the police, Riff decides to downside the Sharks to a rumble. They resolve to thrash out the small print of the rumble after a dance. Tony reluctantly agrees to go to the dance the place he meets and falls in love with Maria (Rachel Zegler), Bernardo’s sister.
Anita (Ariana DeBose), Maria’s greatest pal and Bernardo’s girlfriend, warns the lovers of the outcomes of their relationship even because of the story hurtles to its preordained tragedy. Spielberg’s adaptation is the second following the 1961 movie. Rita Moreno, who carried out Anita all through the sooner model, performs Valentina, who runs a grocery retailer, all through the brand new model.
- Director: Steven Spielberg
- Cast: Ansel Elgort, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Mike Faist, Rita Moreno, Rachel Zegler
- Storyline: Romeo and Juliet get a musical, millennial makeover
- Run time: 156 minutes
Spielberg has maintained the stage setting giving his specific touches and inclusivity, with a transgender character Anybodys, carried out by non-binary actor Iris Menas; utilizing a Latino stable; and not at all subtitling the Spanish dialogue.
West Aspect Story strikes alongside merely, the dances are superbly-choreographed and the leads make for a superb pair of star-crossed lovers. However, it appeared highly effective to attach with the movie on a visceral stage one of many easiest methods one linked with Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in Baz Luhrmann’s psychedelic William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (1996) or Raj and Rashmi in Mansoor Khan’s Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988).
Even Zuko (John Travolta) and Sandy (Olivia Newton John) from Grease are extra relatable in comparison with Tony and Maria. And satisfying actuality — if Westside Story’s choreography reminds you of a sure Michael Jackson and ‘Harmful’, let or not it’s effectively-recognized that the video’s choreographers, Jackson, Jeffrey Daniel, and Gregg Burge have been influenced by West Aspect Story. They did embody the thoughts-blowing moonwalk sequence although — reward the lord — that many people tried to duplicate.
Whereas being scrupulously woke, Spielberg’s Westside Story is a lavish, if barely vanilla kind out Shakespeare’s effectively-recognized lovestruck kids.
West Aspect Story is at the moment working in theatres
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